Commentary: Ex-Im Bank - A Conduit for Corporate Welfare

by Diane Katz Editor's note: The charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States expires Sept. 30. As debate rages in Congress, Global Atlanta is running commentaries presenting opposing views on the topic. The following article is a rebuttal to a recent opinion piece by Ex-Im's senior vice president for small business, Ex-Im: Even Large Deals Support Small Firms More

Ex-Im Bank Debate: Even Large Deals Support Small Firms

by James Burrows Editor’s note: Debate has raged in the House in recent weeks over whether to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which expires Sept. 30. The main hang-up is the bank’s support for multinationals, which many critics say amounts to corporate welfare. Here, the bank’s small business chief aims to show how even large deals help small companies, as well as how Georgia small businesses would be affected by an Ex-Im closure. Read a rebuttal here: Ex-Im: A Conduit for Corporate Welfare More

International Auto Processing to Invest $3 Million in Expansion

by Chris Freiberg | July 3, 2014 Brunswick-based International Auto Processing Inc., is investing $3 million to expand its facility in St. Simon’s Island after forming a new subsidiary to handle a major military contract.  More

Warm Climates Make Hot Markets for Sandal Exporter Oka-B

by Mary Welch Oka-B, the Buford-based manufacturer and exporter of plastic shoes, doesn’t need sophisticated market research to plan its international growth. Its executives just look at the map. More

China Is Both the Cause and Solution to Taiwan's Trade Trap

by Trevor Williams | July 3, 2014 Editor’s note: Global Atlanta’s Trevor Williams recently spent a week in Taiwan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which brought in 19 journalists from around the world to explore the country’s trade policy and economic plans.  More